Archive for June 9th, 2017

Parish Cup ties called off

Due to the inclement weather, all The Orcadian Parish Cup ties, which were scheduled to be played this weekend, have now been postponed.

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Burst water main

Orkney Islands Council’s roads team is advising that Tankerness Lane in Kirkwall is currently closed to traffic, while Scottish Water deal with a burst water main. It is hoped that the road will re-open later on tonight.

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Orkney renews Fairtrade Zone status

Orkney has been granted renewed Fairtrade Zone status for a further two years, in recognition of fairly traded products being widely sold, promoted, supported and understood in the county. Orkney Fairtrade Group celebrated the county’s renewed accreditation earlier this week. The group was required to successfully demonstrate, to the Fairtrade Foundation, the county’s commitment, progress, […]

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Surge of support as Carmichael retains Northern Isles seat

Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael has swept to victory in the General Election, retaining his Northern Isles seat with a vastly increased majority of 4,563. In the 2015 General Election Mr Carmichael held off the challenge of the SNP by just 817 votes. This time round he received 11,312 votes, with the SNP’s Miriam Brett taking […]

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